Ethiopia has started its electricity production from the Blue Nile.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the milestone multi-billion-dollar project. Speaking at the launch, Ethiopian officials expressed their eagerness, saying the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), was built by Ethiopians, not only for Ethiopians but all its African brothers and sisters.
However, Egypt and Sudan view the dam as a threat because of their dependence on Nile waters.
The 4.2-billion-dollar project is set to produce more than 5000 megawatts of electricity: more than doubling Ethiopia’s electricity output.